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Fall 2013 Book Updates

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This website has required do-overs on two occasions. This time there was something wrong in a database. A problem the hosting company had to fix and it prevented the wordpress from working well. This is, hopefully, the last incarnation.

Death_Dealer_facebook_rev1I have a new pen name, Rane Sjodin. You can find the website HERE. The first book in the Arcane Court series will be released on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. The second book has 30k wordswritten. It will be released next fall. Next summer, there will be a book set in that world released as well. The Rane Sjodin site, FB, and Twitter accounts will announce those releases.

SUMMER FAE

For those of you waiting to see what happens to Tessa, I’m revising the entire series into one large novel. The story will remain the same, I’m not changing plot lines. I am adding details to Tessa’s life that were skimmed over the first time. I’ve already started the revising process and this book will be released in December.

I have ideas for a series of books based on statues coming to life. Funny, romantic, with a little paranormal. Those will be written as soon as Tessa’s book is completed.

Thanks,

Graylin / Rane

Summer Fae: Contagion and Bloodlines pulled for special project

Contagion and Bloodlines rights have been returned to me, at my request. First, thank you to Decadent Publishing for being accommodating.

I’m revising the series into a single full length novel, adding The Legacy to the end.

I’ll post updates as they happen, please be patient as I get a rare chance to up the storytelling and quality of already published characters.

Thanks,

Graylin

Join me for the RT Convention eBook Expo!

RT Convention Expo – 4-6 pm Thursday May 2, 2013. 

You CAN participate right where you are. This year, in conjunction with All Romance eBooks, you can purchase any of the books being sold with a QR Code. Here is mine. Scan it and pick one of my titles! It’s that easy.

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You can also PREORDER SMOLDER which comes out in ONE week. 20130324-112758.jpg

Clinical psychologist Ellie Quinn is starting a brand new job at a hospital in Savannah. She doesn’t expect the amorous attentions of quick-tempered ex-cop Owen Mata and handsome Russian surgeon Dmitri Komarnitskaia. But choosing between the two is soon the least of her worries. When she persuades a battered woman to leave her husband, Ellie finds herself the target of a sinister serial killer, and something about the case is making Owen increasingly unstable. Only with Dmitri does she feel safe, but if she can’t bring her psychological skills to bear to catch the killer, she won’t be the only one in danger.

Pre-Order at Amazon

Pre-Order at Barnes & Noble

Pre-Order at Kobo

Pre-Order at Ellora’s Cave

Thank you!

Graylin

 

 

RT Convention Schedule

I’ll be in Kansas City this week for the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. So I’ll mostly offline as I attend panels my friends are on, learn more about this fabulous career I’ve chosen, and party late into the night.

Here’s where you can find me: 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 

Club RT – 4:45 – 5:15 pm. 

Ellora’s Cave Bad Girls of Romance Disco Inferno – 9:00 pm till Midnight

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Club RT – 3:15 – 3:45 pm.

eBook Expo – 4:00 – 6:00 pm 

RT’s 30th Anniversary Ball – 8:30 pm till Midnight

Friday, May 1, 2013

I’ll be attending panels, stop me and say hello at any time.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Fan-tastic Day Party 6:30 – 7:00 pm. 

If you see me, please feel free to stop me and say hello. I’m bringing extra key chains, flyers, and stress balls to sign and hand out. I’d love to meet you.

Graylin Fox

All Romance QR Code

This year at the Romantic Times Convention the eBooks available will be any of them on the All Romance site. So, they had us set up QR codes you can scan with free apps on your phones to take you there.

Here’s Mine: AllRomance2013Code

I’ll be selling all of my titles except SMOLDER. You can PREORDER Smolder at any time between now and it’s May 9th release date, though. And I’ll have a LOT of flyers there. 

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As you can see, I have a few things to send out and carry with me! I love this part of writing.

I hope to see you there, but even if you can’t make it the QR codes will still work for the eBook fair. That’s right! You can attend from your living room! 

See you soon!

Graylin

 

Liia Ann White’s Dark Waters Released

Randor is a Fae assassin. As the most feared military officer in the Faery Realm, he only got out by striking a deal with the late King to become an assassin for hire. Something he was only able to do because of his place as adopted family member. When he’s ordered to kidnap the Unseelie Faery Princess and deliver her to the Seelie Queen, he doesn’t think twice, until he sees his target. Adora. Unseelie Princess. Most beautiful being in existence and feared witch warrior and his soul mate. Disobeying orders is something he’s never done before. But when he brings her into the Human Realm; his home, he has no regrets. Until his Elvish friend, Kiel, disapproves and an unexpected attack raises questions about his loyalties. The only way that could have happened was if Kiel tipped off the Queen’s witch, Maleficent.

Adora was fearless, powerful and intensely unhappy. Until she was kidnapped by a mysterious stranger, who happens to be her half human, half Seelie soul mate. After being attacked, Adora, fearing she’d lose Randor, admits her feelings for her soul mate. The two of them just need to find a way they can survive together – away from the feuding kingdoms. Entering the Seelie castle, under a pretense of needing the witch’s help to bind Adora’s immense power, they ask for Maleficent, whom they plan to eliminate so she can no longer track them.

When all hell breaks loose, they’re involved in a fight including the witch, Kiel and the Queen. A fight that not all of them will survive.

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Liia Ann White

Author of Urban Fantasy, Romance & Young Adult

http://www.liiaannwhite.com/

{Buy links will be added as the book goes live. GF}

My Favorite Series

Any time I take a break from writing, I’m reading. I love to lose myself in someone’s else’s world for a day or two. If that includes some fantasy and ass kicking, even better.

Here are the series I follow. I’ll even stop writing to read at least the first chapter when these are released.

Kim Harrison’s The Hollow’s Series. I love Rachel Morgan and her companions. This series reignited my passion for fantasy my last year in grad school when psychology had pushed everything else to the side.

Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin Series. Gin Blanco is an assassin with a group of friends that fascinate me. Jennifer created a villian, in Mab Monroe, that made me so angry I would yell back at the pages of the book.

Molly Harper, Anything she writes. I love fantasy books but even her “And Another Thing…” book hooked me. I laugh harder reading Molly’s work than I do with anyone else’s. Just read everything she writes. All of it.

Julie Kenner’s Demon Hunting Soccer Mom Series. Kate Connor lives in surburbia, has a teenager and a toddler, and hunts demons in the grocery store, her back yard, and anywhere else they pop up. I read every book in this series when I found it and keep rereading them today.

Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld Series. I found this series when I read an anthology and fell in love with it. I’m going to read everything she’s written eventually but for now, I make sure I never miss an Otherworld release.

Yasmine Galenorn’s Otherworld Series. (See a theme here? :) The D’Artigo Sisters hooked me in an anthology. I’ve never looked back.

I read more than this, I also love Dakota Cassidy’s ‘Accidental’ Series, Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock Novels, Jim C. Hines Goblin series, Jocelynn Drake’s Dark Days, and Laura Resnick’s Esther Diamond series. I’m a voracious reader.

What are your favorite series?

Graylin

 

New Year’s Eve

This year I wrote 3 books. For me, thats HUGE. Next year I’m planning 4 books.

The 3rd Summer Fae book is in progress already. This time Tessa faces her sister, who may not be related by blood after all.

The second in my Dragon series. The first book in this series is on submission, I’ll announce here when a publisher picks up the series.

The third book is Gina the werewolf. if you search my site you will find some small snippets of her. This year she gets a full book to tell her story. She’s a bounty hunter who loves her job and hot male shifters.

There is a young twenty something gargoyle itching to have her story told. especially how she didn’t start off as a gargoyle. With her best friend and a small salamander, she has to find a way to become human again before its too late.

Happy New Year!

Graylin

BLOODLINES Released Today!

Bloodlines: The Second Summer Fae Story

BLURB:

Six months ago, Tessa and her friends saved humanity by preventing the spread of a deadly virus. Now, they’ve returned to their normal lives in their cabin nestled amid the Appalachian Mountains, slowly recovering from the havoc wreaked by her ex-boyfriend.

 

When Rusty, a goblin born into slavery, begs Tessa to return to the Otherworld to aid him in freeing his family, she agrees. There they find the most unlikely of residents—Matthew. With no love lost between them, he’s quick to inform her there is a twenty-year-old bounty on her head and the person who concocted the deadly virus wants to collect. Tessa is caught in a race to learn magic, help Rusty, get to her elven family and, oh yeah, save the world—again.

 

Excerpt:

The forest was beautiful. The plants were between six and seven feet tall with all different colors of flowers. The scent was not overwhelming, but she could tell when it changed as she passed each plant.

Her mind wandered as they walked. The knowledge that her elven family was here somewhere sat in the back of her mind and refused to budge.

Do I look like them? Do I have brothers and sisters? Do they know I’m alive?

The questions repeated over and over as she walked. Every once in a while, she would slow down as she let her mind wander, and Jasper would gently nudge her from behind. Tessa quickly learned that a gentle nudge from a dragon could knock her over if she wasn’t careful.

“Thanks, Jasper,” she said as she brushed dirt off her knees.

“I’m so sorry, Tessa. I saw them moving away and wanted to catch up.” His scales flushed pink and he pulled his wings to his belly.

“It’s okay.” She patted his head. “It’s my mind wandering that has my feet slow.”

“Do you want to ride?” He lowered his head so she could climb into the saddle.

“I’d rather walk but if you could walk beside me, I’ll hold a wing and you can pull me if I slow down.” She grasped the elbow part of his folded wing and was amazed at the soft leathery feel. They moved fast to catch up to the group, which was now headed by an impatient goblin with his arms folded.

Did Matthew walk this same path when he was sent here after high school? What did it feel like for him to suddenly be in a different world? A part of her wanted to sit down with him and ask these questions, because if he was evil, it meant she didn’t see it and that would hurt more. She wanted to hear that it was his trip here, an additional rejection to add to the bullying from Earth that drove him to be so angry he could commit genocide.

I loved him once, but did I know him?

 

My Barnes and Noble Page

My Amazon Author Page  —   [Bloodlines Amazon Page]

My books at Smashwords

Publishers Site (My page on Decadent’s Site)

I’ll add the buy links as they show up both here and on the website.

 

Graylin

 

 

Back into the dark beginnings

I started a new series recently and with each day I write it becomes darker. I love it. I had wandered away from the grotesque twisted poetry that built my writing career and now I get to play in the shadow of depravity again.

One of the first poems I wrote in 1994 stays in my mind as clearly as the day I put it on paper. I have submitted this one page lyrical description of a nightmare but have yet to find it a home.

A section of THE COURTYARD

You see the servant. You see his back, covered with welts and still dripping blood from massive shoulders. His hair is tangled, greasy and crawling with so many maggots, they appear to writhe in unison.

Disgust turns your stomach as you look past your captor to the passage beyond. The hallway is hewn of pure stone with torches set every few yards. A set of massive doors stand at the other end. The doors are monstrous, made of wood with brass handles and knockers spewing forth from the mouths of grotesque carvings. Images of death and torture are so intricately carved that the men look nailed to the door instead of carved on it.

As you near, the details become sharper. Not all the figures are human. Satyrs, centaurs, sylphs and zephyrs writhe in pain and horror. Body parts are scattered, limbs twisted and missing.

 

I miss writing poetry so I tend to put a LOT of description in my rough drafts. Occasionally, like with COMING HOME, it fits well enough to stay intact through editing. Otherwise I have wonderful friends and editors who tell me to stop blathering on about the scenery and get on with it.

This new series is so new I’m on the first draft of the first book. I’ll post updates as I go along. I’ve stopped blogging regularly to focus more on writing in every spare moment.

BLOODLINES: The Second Summer Fae Story will, hopefully, be released this fall. It is in the final editing stages as I write this.

SMOLDER: A contemporary romantic suspense is being considered for acceptance right now. *checks inbox* Yep, still being considered.

And this new one will be ready to submit by the end of August.

Thanks for taking the time,

Graylin

 

 

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